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Zones of Proletarian Development

By Mastaneh Shah-Shuja, 31 January 2008

Zones of Proletarian Development is an attempt to theorise the anti-capitalist movement from a neo-Vygotskian perspective. Using Marx, Vygotsky, Bakhtin and Activity Theory it analyses a series of proletarian activities including recent May Day celebrations in London, carnivalesque football riots in Iran, the anti-poll-tax rebellion and the anti-war movement. It concludes by looking at past and current proletarian organisations and makes a number of proposals for future modes of organising conducive to radical consciousness and autonomous activity.


ISBN 978-1906496067

Date of Publication: 31/1/2008

356 pages